Food System Governance: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities for Michigan
The Environmental Policy Organization (EPO) ,
The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP)
invite you to attend
A Panel Discussion
"Food System Governance: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities for Michigan"
Monday, November 30, 2009
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Free and open to the public.
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Betty Ford Room, 1110 Joan and Sanford Weill Hall
735 South State Street, Ann Arbor
Sponsored by the Sustainable Agriculture Work Group (SAWG), and the Environmental Policy Organization (EPO) , and the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP)
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the role of government in creating a sustainable and fair food system? How does the work of policy makers relate to that of agencies and non-governmental organizations? This panel discussion will explore the roles that various entities play in governing Michigan's food system. Panelists will highlight successes, touch on how they work together, discuss where and why there are gaps, and explain how governance can promote food access, environmental sustainability, and the financial viability of food production, processing, and distribution.
Michigan State Legislature
- Rep. Gabe Leland (District 10)
- Michigan Department of Agriculture
- Kathy Fedder, Director, Food and Dairy Division
- Michigan Food Policy Council
- Kirsten Simmons, Executive Coordinator
- Food System Economic Partnership
- Jennifer Fike, Executive Director